PATRICIA (PAT) DICKASON (nee Phillipson)

DICKASON, Patricia (Pat)

(nee Phillipson)

June 1935 ~ March 2014

Suddenly, after an unexpected cardiac episode at home in Nanaimo on March 2nd, Pat died comfortably and serenely in the Coronary Care Unit of Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on March 3rd.

She is survived by her husband of more than 48 years, Les, and her sister, Margaret in Australia.

Pat taught, first in Australia and then in Nanaimo secondary schools, then served as docent at the Royal Victoria Museum and at Morell Sanctuary, volunteered at Milner Gardens and Woodland and for the Vancouver Island Symphony. She enjoyed travelling widely with Les, reading, cooking, entertaining, puzzles, classical music and opera, gardening and attending and supporting a wide range of cultural activities.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Pat & Les Dickason Teacher Education Bursary, c/o VIU Foundation, Bldg. 310, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5 or to the Vancouver Island Symphony, 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5L4.

In compliance with Pat’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

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